Wednesday, July 26, 2006

We go Dutch at home

Several weeks ago, while driving on Habersham, I found a small bookshop on the shady side in evening, that is the west side of H. Av. I stopped and went in. I was rewarded by finding "The English Pennsylvania Ducth Dictionary," by Howard Snader, complete with lovely illustrations and photographs.

Here is an example of some of the jewels contained therein:

accidently - OOM g'for lich

afterbiryth - NOCH komm as

anxious - Eye fer lich

There is also a compilation , illustrated, of many unique and fascinating facets of the Pennsylvania German (Dutch) People and their historical background, such as a photograph of an inked and calligraphed birth certificate from 1829, or a farm auction in rural Pennsylvania.

You can order this book from the Culinary Arts Press, PO Box 1182, Reading, PA 19603